IPENers take action internationally, working on local, regional and global campaigns and policies to:

  • Protect women and children from toxic chemicals
  • Reduce and eliminate the world’s most harmful chemicals
  • Eliminate lead in paint
  • Reduce mercury pollution
  • Demand that the private sector disclose information about chemicals in their products
  • Promote agroecology and toxics-free electronics

IPEN was founded in 1998 and is registered in Sweden as a non-profit, public interest organization. The organization is known by the name IPEN. IPEN stands for International Pollutants Elimination Network.

IPEN (International Pollutants Elimination Network) is a global network of public interest organizations improving chemical policies and raising public awareness to ensure that hazardous substances are no longer produced, used, or disposed of in ways that harm human health and the environment.